I am Dr. Piyush Singhania, Urologist, practicing in Navi Mumbai. Today I will talk about a very common problem i.e. difficulty in urination. It can be of 2 types. 1st: Patient can't store it well and they have to rush to the bathroom every now and then. 2nd: Patient who cannot pass urine well. They have to wait. Flow is slow and they have to empty their bladder completely. Urination 7 times in a day and 2 times in night considered normal. Who rush frequently than that, they have to contact the doctor immediately. The problem can be urinary tract infection, overactive bladder due to aging or diabetes, some neurogenic issues. In males and females, causes can be varied.
Like in male prostate enlargement can be the cause of it. Another reason narrowing of urethra through which the urine comes out. Some patients can also have a weak bladder so the bladder cannot push the urine out. Some patients are presents with incontinence urine - leakage of urine. It can be of 2 types. Patient feel urge to urine but they are not able to control so, there can be the leakage of few drops of the urine. Another type when the patient is coughing or laughing loud or when they are lifting heavy weights, they leak some amount of urine.
So, I urge the patient to not suffer silently. Come out and talk to your doctor and get it sorted. Treatment starts for evaluation with history taking and some test like urodynamic study and uroflowmetry. We check where the problem is exactly. Contact a doctor if you are suffering from any such problem. To get more information or to make an appointment, contact me through lybrate.com.